Spinal Conditions

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Spinal Conditions

Conditions arising from and affecting the spine and spinal cord in both adults and paediatrics.

Arachnoiditis

Arachnoiditis is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the spinal cord lining.

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Arteriovenous fistula

An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein.

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Back pain

Back pain is extremely common in people of all ages - and it's on the rise.

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Basilar invagination

A basilar invagination is a rare condition of the junction of the spinal cord and brain.

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Brachialgia

Brachialgia is compression or irritation of nerve roots of the cervical spine.

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Cervical myelopathy

Compression of the spinal cord and nerves in the neck which supply the shoulders and arms.

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Cervical radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is compression of a spinal nerve root in the neck.

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Cervical spine stenosis

Cervical spine stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows in your neck.

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Chiari malformation

A Chiari malformation causes some of the brain tissue to extend into the spinal canal.

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Chondrosarcoma

Chondrosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that develops in the cells that produce cartilage.

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Chordoma

A chordoma is a rare type of cancerous tumour that grows in the skull base and spine.

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Dural fistula

A vascular anomaly in the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

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Facet joint syndrome

Facet joint syndrome is caused by the degenerative changes in your spine.

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Lumbar disc prolapse

Also know as a slipped disc, lumbar disc protrusion, bulging disc or herniated disc.

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Failed back surgery syndrome

New or persistent pain after previous back surgery.

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Lumbar spine stenosis

Lumbar spine stenosis occurs when the spinal nerve root passage narrows in your back.

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Metastatic cord compression

Compression of the spinal cord, nerves or nerve roots due to a tumour.

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Neck pain

Neck pain is common across the population - and it's on the rise.

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Pars defect

A pars defect is a condition affecting the lumbar (lower) spine. 

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Sacroiliac joint pain

SI joint pain starts in the lower back, radiates down to your hips, legs, buttocks and thighs.

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Sciatica

Sciatica is a pain which radiates from the lower spine, through the buttocks and down the leg.

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Spinal cord cavernoma

A cavernoma is a gathering of abnormal blood vessels located in the brain and spinal cord.

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Spinal dysraphism

Lipomyelomeningocele, myelomeningocele, Spina Bifida, diastematomyelia.

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Spinal meningioma

A tumour arising from the thin membranes surround the brain and spinal cord.

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Spinal sinus

A rare congenital dysraphism that occurs in approximately one in every 2500 babies.

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Spinal trauma

Spinal trauma can be divided in to spinal cord injury and spinal fractures.

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Spinal tumours

Tumours which are found in the spinal bones and spinal cord.

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Spinal AVM

Arteriovenous malformation is an abnormal cluster of vessels in the spine.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is when a bone in the spine slips forwards relative the one below it.

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Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is a fluid filled cyst (syrinx) that has developed within the spinal cord.

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Tarlov cysts

Tarlov cysts are sacs in the spinal cord filled with cerebrospinal fluid.

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Tethered cord

The bottom end of the spinal cord is fixed, so that it can't move freely inside the spine.

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Thoracic disc herniation

Also know as a slipped disc, lumbar disc protrusion, bulging disc or herniated disc.

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Vertebral compression fracture

When the weight bearing, block-like part of the vertebra (spine bone) becomes compressed.

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Spinal Conditions

Being diagnosed with a spinal condition can be daunting, The London Neurosurgery Partnership is here to guide you through your journey from diagnosis to treatment.